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Report: Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards arrested for DWI

New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested early this morning and charged with DWI on Manhattan's West Side.

edwards.jpgEdwards, 27, was pulled over by police at 5:15 a.m. at 34th Street and 12th Avenue for having overly-tinted windows, the New York Post reported. Police administered a Breathalyzer when they smelled alcohol and Edwards tested at 0.16, twice New York's legal limit. He will be arraigned later today.

"We are very disappointed in Braylon's actions this morning," Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum said in a statement released by the team. "The Player Protect [which provides a car service for players who are partying] program is in place for our organization to prevent this situation. Braylon is aware of this program and showed poor judgment. We are reviewing the information with the league and will impose the appropriate disciplinary measures."

According to the New York Daily News, Edwards wrote in a recent blog post on GQ.com, "You can easily get caught up doing too much 'New York' - but you've got to manage it, understand your reason for being here."

Edwards was in the crime report last October for an incident in which he punched a friend of LeBron James' outside a Cleveland nightclub. He was traded by the Browns to the Jets that month. Edwards pleaded no contest to aggravated assault and was given a suspended 180-day jail sentence, fined $1,000 and placed on probation.

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Baltimore Ravens offensive line coach Andy Moeller was arrested and charged Saturday with driving under the influence of alcohol. The incident is Moeller's second in four months; he is expected to plead not guilty. Moeller is the son of Gary Moeller, former football coach at the University of Michigan.

By Cindy Boren  | September 21, 2010; 8:48 AM ET
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Comments

Wouldn't it have been great if "Hard Knocks" followed the Jets all season?

Posted by: dcborn61 | September 21, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

Edwards is, always has been, and (likely) always will be, a knucklehead, albeit a talented knucklehead. He should probably be kicked to the curb by both the Jets and the NFL. Unfortunately, if all of the talented knuckleheads were ousted from the league, we'd be left with either 20 franchises, or a greatly diminished product on the field. The end result is Edwards will probably get his wrist slapped.

Posted by: mdrockjock | September 21, 2010 12:03 PM | Report abuse

I hope we can get this guy off immediately on a technicality. He means too much to the Jets to be messing around with silly drunk driving charges. Just get him off; forget the truth.

Posted by: password11 | September 21, 2010 12:05 PM | Report abuse

J-E-T-S...Just End The Season!

Posted by: CTCapsPhan | September 21, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

mdrockjock

If a person is a knucklehead and should loose his career because he drank and drove a vehicle most of us would not have a job. Should Charlie Sheen not be able to act because he is a knuckle head and keeps being violent towards his girlfriends? Lets keep this in prospective Mr. High Horse. He should get in the same trouble you or I would depending on his history. You dont get punished more because you are a famous african american athlete. Enough with theo O.J Simpson payback syndrome. He is in jail now. So we dont have to keep going overboard with punishing AA athletes to make the rest of us feel better about the few that got away with something.

Posted by: ged0386 | September 21, 2010 1:40 PM | Report abuse

A professional athlete makes a living with his body, and the good ones like Edwards are paid handsomely. How can they go get drunk during the middle of the season?

Posted by: InTheMiddle | September 21, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

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